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  • Stone Cold

    Stone Cold

    ★★★★

    "This is either gonna be the biggest pork chop I ever ate, or my bulldozer." - Lance Henricksen, holy shit.

    This is the perfect kind of nonsense that is very much aware of how stupid it is but never winks at the audience. It just sturdily builds and twists and turns, sending Bryan "The Boz" Bosworth and his feathered mullet through a series of wild fights with wildly fashionable nazi bikers (led by Lance Henricksen at peak dastardly smarm). The…

  • How to Build a Time Machine

    How to Build a Time Machine

    ★★★★

    Less a meditation on why people want to travel in time and more on how memory and recreation play on our spirit. Jay Cheel's documentary follows two men as they attempt to create their own time machines; one theoretically, in the case of a physics professor who is motivated by the premature death of his father, and one literally, in the case of an animator who works on a exact replica of the titular prop from the famed film. Cheel's…

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  • Churchill

    Churchill

    ★½

    This movie ends with a title card informing the audience who won World War 2.

  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch

    ★★★½

    [Watched at MIFF 2016]

    Fantastically gorgeous and very funny sexsploitation/technicolor homage. Pointedly feminist, its tragicomic heroine has completely internalised the systemic patriarchal abuse surrounding her and is thus a predator to the very men who objectify her.

    Samantha Robinson is wonderfully precise and campy at the centre, and director/writer/editor/set designer/everything Anna Biller creates a true feast for the eyes, creating a world which is truly style over substance, and all the better for it.

    The film's primary problem is that…